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Gary Evert Clouse

Gary Evert Clouse passed away to Oct. 1. He was born as the mighty eldest of seven children to Evelyn & Evert Clouse on Feb. 22, 1937. He spent 48 wonderful years with his beautiful wife Beverly (Bowler), before she preceded him in death in 2008....more >>

Lawrence "Bud" Taylor

Lawrence "Bud" Taylor, of Lake Orion passed away on Oct. 3 at the age of age 82. He was the beloved husband of Jean for 56 years, father of the late Susan and Felicia, brother of Bonnie Pettigrew of Arkansas....more >>

Gerald "Jerry" E. Lampe

Gerald "Jerry" F. Lampe, age 77 of Lake Orion, passed on Oct. 3. He was the dear husband of Lois (Long), father of Becky (Billy) Penley, Frank Lampe, Jim (Pam) Lampe, Jerry Lampe, Theresa (Brian) Altiman, John (Dawn) Lampe and step-father of Scott Robinson, Kelly (Scott) McKenzie, Shelley (Bobby) Galloway, and Crystal Long....more >>
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Born September 1st
1795: James Gordon Bennet, editor of the New York Sun, the first tabloid-sized daily newspaper.
1875: Edgar Rice Burroughs, novelist who created Tarzan, the Ape Man.
1907: Walter Reuther, labor leader who merged the American Federation of Labor with the Congress of International Organizations.
1923: Rocky Marciano, world heavyweight boxing champion who retired undefeated.
1939: Seiji Ozawa, conductor.
September 1st
in history
1821: William Becknell leads a group of traders from Independence, Mo., toward Santa Fe on what would become the Santa Fe Trail.Trailing Louis L’Amour in New Mexico.
1836: Protestant missionary Dr. Marcus Whitman leads a party to Oregon. His wife, Narcissa, is one of the first white women to travel the Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail emigrants who chose to follow Stephen Meek thought his shortcut would save weeks of hard travel. Instead, it brought them even greater misery.
1864: Confederate forces under General John Bell Hood evacuate Atlanta in anticipation of the arrival of Union General William T. Sherman's troops. The Federal officer who sent his men naked against the enemy was Colonel James P. Brownlow of the 1st (Union) Tennessee Cavalry.
1870: The Prussian army crushes the French at Sedan, the last battle of the Franco-Prussian War.
1876: The Ottomans inflict a decisive defeat on the Serbs at Aleksinac.